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Turning journalists into targets

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Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui delivers a speech at the University de Occidente during the commemoration of the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cardenas in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico, on May 15, 2018.
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui delivers a speech at the University de Occidente during the commemoration of the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cardenas in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico, on May 15, 2018. AFP / Rashide Frias

In Mexico, journalism is a high-risk profession.According to the organization Reporters without Borders, the country is one of the most dangerous for the media, just behind Syria and Afghanistan.According to the NGO more than 140 journalists have been killed in the last 20 years in Mexico.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in less than a year ago.He has promised to put an end to the country’s corruption and violence. But eleven more reporters have been killed since.In the third part of our series, Alix Hardy reports from Sinaloa, a state known for its drug trade activity, where journalists have turned into targets.Click the 'play' button above to listen to the audio report, or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report.

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